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Emerson's "Apposite Metaphors" and the grounds of creativity

Greenham, David


David Greenham
Director of Research and Scholarship/Professor


This article offers an original interpretation of Emerson's theory of metaphor as a principle of creation as it appears in his lectures and journal of the 1820s and 1830s, the essay 'Nature' (1836), and as it develops into his theory of symbolism in the essay 'The Poet.'


Greenham, D. (2016). Emerson's "Apposite Metaphors" and the grounds of creativity. Anglo-Saxónica, III(12), 101-120

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 26, 2016
Online Publication Date Dec 1, 2016
Publication Date Dec 1, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 27, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jan 2, 2017
Journal Anglo Saxonica
Print ISSN 0873-0628
Publisher Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Estudos Anglísticos
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume III
Issue 12
Pages 101-120
Keywords Emerson, metaphor, transcendentalism, American renaissance
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